Matthew Beaumont is co-director of the UCL Urban Laboratory and Professor of Nineteenth-Century Literature at the UCL Department of English. Matthew is the author of Utopia Ltd. (Haymarket, 2009), The Spectre of Utopia (Peter Lang, 2012) and Nightwalking (Verso, 2015). As well as being an academic and author, Matthew has also appeared on BBC Radio 4’s Thinking Allowed, ‘The Falneur – Walking in the City’ and regularly contributes to the Guardian.
This interview was conducted on 22 November 2017 at Kings Place by Imogen Hamilton-Jones at Beaudelaire: Botanist of the Sidewalk.